business and finance

Beyond Libya, oil market warily eyes Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK – Beyond the crisis in Libya, what’s making energy markets nervous – and driving up oil prices – is concern about Saudi Arabia.The world’s largest oil exporter is dealing with protests at...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Public workers’ benefit causes ire

When Erin McFarlane looks at public workers, she sees lucrative pension benefits she doesn’t ever expect to get. And it makes her mad.“I don’t think that a federal employee or government employee...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Spaaah Shop announces new hires Connie Imig, owner of the Spaaah Shop & Day Spa, 934 Main Ave., welcomes a number of new employees hired since she took over ownership late last year.New massage...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Guv visits prison he wants to close

LAS ANIMAS – For more than half a century, people in rural southeastern Colorado have depended on the jobs from a sprawling property that functioned as a Veterans Affairs hospital and now a prison....

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Facing foreclosures

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Three years ago, Lamar Grace left Detroit for the suburb of Southfield. He got a good deal – a 3,000-square-foot colonial that once was worth $220,000. In foreclosure, he paid...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Brief

Locksmith service opens in Durango Chad Shelton, owner and operator of S&S Lock Service, announces the opening of his new shop and store at 3701 Main Ave., Suite 109.Shelton has almost 20 years of...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Council candidate to hold meet, greet City Council candidate Emil Wanatka will hold a “Candidate Meet & Greet” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carver Brewing Co., 1022 Main Ave.Participants will learn...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

New Business Briefs

Physical therapist opens new practice Rick Stockwell, physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, has opened his own practice at Sunrise Physical Therapy, 100 Jenkins Ranch Road, Suite E3....

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Business Briefs

Mercy hospital earns accreditation Mercy Regional Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation.The accreditation award recognizes Mercy Regional Medical...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Fake drilling bids were ‘sabotage’

SALT LAKE CITY – To environmental activists, the ex-wilderness guide is a hero. A prosecutor on Tuesday described him as a saboteur.Tim DeChristopher is accused of placing fake bids on federal...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Bernanke: Rising oil prices pose threat to economy

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Tuesday that a prolonged rise in oil prices would pose a danger to the economy. But he said a more likely outcome is a temporary...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

Taco Bell unveils ads for beef image

NEW YORK – Taco Bell is turning to TV commercials to battle damage to its image from a lawsuit questioning its taco filling.The fast-food chain has been on the defensive since it was pushed into...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Business

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